The minimum pressure which would suffice to liquefy a substance at its @C01402@. Above the critical pressure, increasing the temperature will not cause a fluid to vaporize to give a two-phase system.
Source: PAC, 1993, 65, 2397. (Nomenclature for supercritical fluid chromatography and extraction (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2399 [Terms] [Paper]
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